Killing of Kupwara Minor Boy Murder of Humanity: Forum

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the brutal killing of minor boy of Kupwara, Umar Farooq as the murder of humanity and demanded stern punishment to the people involved in the heinous crime.
According to media sources, the Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that unidentified people first kidnapped minor Umar and then brutally killed him and later threw his body on road which is condemnable. It said that incident like the brutal murder of minor Kupwara boy had alarmed every concerned citizen of Kashmir and it was high time that all the concerned and responsible people across Kashmir should rise to the occasion to stop such incidents happening in the future. It also expressed solidarity with the aggrieved family. It said Umar was only son of his parents among their seven children. Commenting on the report on prisoners prepared by various judges of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, the forum expressed worry stating the concern that in Central Jail Srinagar and District Jail Rajouri, the number of prisoners lodged there is beyond the capacity, which is an eye-opener for the international community and rights groups fighting for prisoner’s rights. KASHMIR VOICE
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NIA Prolonging Detention of Kashmiri Prisoners: APHC

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has castigated the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) for not presenting detainees in court, saying it is prolonging their cases on one pretext or the other.
According to media sources, the APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails and particularly in Tihar jail. It said: “Those arrested by NIA and ED are facing toughest times of their lives as they are not being presented on scheduled dates for hearing in respective courts. It said Indian judiciary has already succumbed before the NIA, adding it is evident by the fact that it is not passing a single bail order in favor of the Kashmiri prisoners despite the fact that the ED and NIA have completely failed in proving any charges against the accused including Shabbir Shah, Peer Saif Ullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Merajudin Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayiem Ahmad Khan, Shahid Yousuf, Mohammad Aslam Wani, Zahoor Watali and Farooq Ahmad Dar. Meanwhile, Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi called on APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Muhammad Ashrafi Sehrai in Srinagar. He reiterated to continue the freedom struggle till its logical conclusion. KASHMIR VOICE
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Religious Rights of Kashmiris under Threat: Hami

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Patron of Karwan-e-Islami Allama Ghulam Rasool Hami, lashing out at the Indian authorities for the denial of permission to hold an international religious conference, has said that religious rights of Muslims are under threat.
According to media sources, Allama Ghulam Rasool Hami addressing a press conference in Srinagar said that the organization was scheduled to hold a conference at Srinagar Municipal but the authorities denied the permission. Condemning the denial of permission to hold the conference, he said that he along with his organization had made all the arrangements but the direct inference in the religious affairs had sabotaged all the efforts. Hami further said that the people belonging to other religions were being provided every possible facility but the Muslims were being deprived of performing the religious duty. Giving details about the conference, the prominent Islamic scholar said that the well-known Islamic clerics from different parts of the world were scheduled to deliver lectures. “Likewise, this year we also had scheduled the same kind of conference which was likely to be held on July 22, 2018, in which ambassadors and spiritual leaders from central Asia, Makah, Medina and the Middle East were invited to deliver a lecture on peace,” he said. Lashing out at civil administration, Hami said, “We also had informed the district civil administration for their permission a month back but they (administration) did not reply to our requests and letters even we were not giving us any clearance by them but at the eleventh hour the Srinagar district administration denied us to provide us with any space in Srinagar to hold such event.” He said no law or any democratic country is putting any curbs to hold religious events and conference, then why the civil administration is snatching religious freedom in Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
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Thousands Participate in Funerals of Martyrs in Kulgam

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people on Sunday participated in the last rites of the martyred youth in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
According to media sources, thousands of people assembled in Redwani and Katrasoo villages of the district to take part in the last rites of the two of martyrs Suhail Ahmad and Mudassar Butt. Three mujahideen turned up at the funeral of Suhail Ahmad at Redwani and fired several shots in the air. They also raised pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans. Suhail and Butt were killed along with an associate Abu Muawiya during a cordon and search operation at Wani Mohalla in Redwani area of the district. KASHMIR VOICE
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Masarrat Shifted Back To Jammu after Hearing in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML), Masarrat Aalam Butt was brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu, to Srinagar for hearing of a fake case lodged against him in Nowhatta Police Station, Srinagar.
According to media sources, Masarrat Aalam Butt was produced before Additional District and Session Judge where he heard the arguments. After hearing, the Masarrat was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu, party spokesman Sajad Ayubi said. He added that prolonging the illegal detention of Masarrat showed their frustration. He said that he has been implicating in fictitious cases and lodged in jail which is the worst form of human rights violation. He said: “The authorities instead of honoring court orders are ignoring all norms and rules, and is being subjected to political vendetta.” The spokesman appealed to the rights- bodies including the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch to take note of the worst political revenge against Masarrat and his illegal detention. KASHMIR VOICE
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Sacrifices of Kashmiri Martyrs Will Not Go Waste: Leaders

Srinagar, July 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to the three martyrs of Kulgam and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not go waste.
According to media sources, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying tributes to the Kulgam martyrs, said that the intransigence of India had complicated the Kashmir dispute because it wanted military solution of the dispute. Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, Mohammd Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in a joint statement in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the three martyrs of Redwani Kulgam. They said the Redwani martyrs have once again proved that the mission is more important than their lives. The freedom-loving people of Kashmir acknowledge these contributions from freedom fighters and turn into lakhs to pay their respect and homage to the martyrs, they added. Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement in Srinagar paid tributes to youth who were martyred today at Kulgam and said that the mission of the Kashmiri martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. KASHMIR VOICE